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The 2008 Microcosm of Simmons College was created by a student 
staff and printed by Jostens Publishing Company. Our 
Simmons Staff Advisor was Susan Chudd, Assistant Director of 
Student Leadership and Activities. Our Jostens' sales representative 
was Tom Keeley, and our plant consultant was Alyssa Murray. All of 
the pages were designed on Jostens' Yearbook Avenue online 
program and were submitted electronically. Other programs used 
were Microsoft Word 2003, Publisher 2003, Adobe Photoshop CS2, 
Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. The operating system was 
Windows XP. The headline/sub headline font was Bell Gothic, the 
body copy font was Palantino, and the page number font was Times 
New Roman. Davor Photography, of Herff Jones, shot the 
individual senior portraits and candid photographs as noted. All 
candid shots were taken by Microcosm staff photographers unless 
otherwise noted. All definitions used in the publication are taken 
from the American Heritage Dictionary, the fourth edition. The yearbook 
was sold $40-$55 depending on the time of purchase. The 2008 
Microcosm had a press run of 250 copies. The Microcosm has been the 
official yearbook of Simmons College since 1910. Editorial 
content of the yearbook does not necessarily reflect the views of 
Simmons College. Address inquiries to: Editor-in-Chief, Microcosm 
Yearbook, Simmons College, Boston, MA, 02115. 




macrocosm 

Pronunciation: 'ml-kr&-"ka-z&m 

Function: noun 

Etymology: Middle English, from 

Medieval Latin microcosmus, 

modification of Greek mikros 

kosmos 

1 : a little world; especially : the 
human race or human nature seen 
as an epitome of the world or the 
universe 

2 : a community or other unity that 
is an epitome of a larger unity 






ow do you define Simmons? 



This is the question that we asked 
the College's students, faculty, and"" 
staff as we embarked on the journey 
to create this year's edition of the 
Microcosm. 




Definitions provide significance and 
meaning to words and ideas. 
Throughout the book, we'll be 
defining academics, student life, 
athletics, and more to demonstrate 
their significance to the Simmons 
College experience. 




Academics 8 



Seniors 26 



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Student Life 54 




Athletics 115 





Closing 124 






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Dear Class of 2008, 



Congratulations on your graduation! 

The theme of this years yearbook is "definitions"-- 
statements that express the essential nature of something. 
Through your hard work, dedication, and love of 
Simmons, each of you has defined yourself in ways that 
will continue to develop and flourish over time. 

Through your passionate activism, eagerness to learn, 
courage to lead, and athletic prowess, you have exhibited 
the true definition of Simmons women. You have shared 
your voice, your generosity, and your enthusiasm to 
educate the Simmons community on issues from hunger 
and homelessness, to environmentalism and cultural 
pride. Whether its performing lab experiments for faculty 
and staff at a table in the Fens Cafeteria lobby, tutoring 
Boston Public School children in reading and math, or 
winning awards for top soccer and tennis sportsmanship, 
you truly shine. And you are an inspiration to the rest of 
the Simmons community. 

How can you define yourselves as you take the next step 
forward in your lives, out into the real world? You're 
already well on your way. Just continue to be passionate, 
and don't stop reaching for your dreams. Embrace all of 
your experiences including your mistakes. You may 
discover great learning from your mistakes, including 
learning more about yourself. Also, when you risk enough 
to make mistakes, you are reaching further. 

You are joining a network of Simmons women who have 
made far-reaching contributions in their communities and 
in the world. Allan and I have enjoyed getting to know 
you, and look forward to hearing about your 
accomplishments in the years to come. 

I wish you joy and much success as you define a bright 
and promising future. 

With warm regards, 

Susan 










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Function: noun 

1 : a member of an institution of 
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2 : a person who is academic in 
background, outlook, or methods 

3 plural : academic subjects 






Africana 
Studies 




Janie Ward, Chair 

Theresa Perry, Dawna Thomas, 

Elizabeth Amelia Hadley 





At Simmons, professors have 
tremendous engagement with 
their students that cuts across 
many dimesnions. There is 
engagement with substance in 
the classroom and in 
determining how they are 
going to use the substance 
they learned here in their lives 
after they leave Simmons. 



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Vaughn Sills, Chair 

Edie Bresler, Joyce Cohen, 

Margaret Hanni, Colleen Kiely, 

Bridget Lynch, Robert Oppenheim, 

Barbara O'Brien, Wendy Seller, 

Gregory Slowik 



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Faculty 



Mary Owen, Chair 

Vladimir Douhovnikoff, 

D. Bruce Gray, Randi Lite, 

Jane Lopilato, Akiko Okusu, 

Charlotte Russell, Jyl Richards, 

Elizabeth Scott, Victoria Galloway, 

Tracy Machcinski 



Academics 





The word faculty is defined as a branch of teaching and 
learning at an educational institution. Here at Simmons 
College, our faculty members have the task of guiding us 
through these four years, and beyond. They are dedicated 
to helping all of us create a definition of ourselves. 

Our faculty instructs our classes, assists in our research, 
and advises our lives. Without them the Simmons 
definition would not be complete. 

Each member of the Simmons faculty has uniquely defined 
themselves through their teaching styles; lectures, 
seminars, group assignments, research, or good old- 
fashion readings. Individually and collectively they 
enhance our experience of higher learning. They push us 
to go beyond our limits. Each faculty member adds 
something to the comprehensive definition of the Simmons 
College Experience. 



Chemistry Communications 



Computer 
Science and 
Information 
Technology 




Leonard J. Soltzberg, Chair 

Michael Berger, Virginia Brown 

Changqing Chen, Richard Gurney, 

Michael Kaplan, Nancy Lee, 

Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield, Nora Friel, 

Joanne Saro 



James Corcoran, Chair 

Joan Abrams, Judith Aronson 

Sarah Burrows, Dan Connell 

Marlene G. Fine, Ellen Grabiner 

Vonda Powell, Edward Vieira 

Bob White, Judith Richland 

Kerrin Dowling 



Bruce Tis, Chair 
Israel Bonan, Margaret S. Menzin 

Laurie Vadeboncoeur, 

Nanette Veilleux, Ellen Grabiner, 

Sue Stafford 



Faculty 



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I try very hard to create 
environments where every 
need is respected but 
everyone is encouraged to 
do their best. My aim as a 
teacher is to help students to 
see language learning as a 
place of numerous 
possibilities. I like being 
part of a Department that 
shares the same goals. 

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Economics 



Education and 

Special 

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English 




Masato Aoki, Chair. 

Don Basch, Barbara Sawtelle, 

Niloufer Sohrabji 



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Faculty: 



J. Douglas Perry, Chair 

Renee Bergland, Susan Bloom, 

Pamela Bromberg, Sheldon George, 

David Gullette, Kelly Hager, 

Jaqueline Home, Suzanne Leonard, 

Cathryn Mercier, Lowry Pei, Afaa 

Michael Weaver, Richard Wollman 



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Laurie Crumpacker, Chair 
Zhigang Liu, Stephen Ortega, Laura 
Preito, Stephen Berry, Sarah Leonard 




Management Mathematics 




Stephen Senge, Chair 

Bonita L. Betters-Reed, 

Patricia Clarke, Hugh Colaco, 

Patricia Deyton, Indra Guertler, 

Vipin Gupta, Linda Boardman Liu, 

Lynda Moore, Mindell Nitkin, 

Susan Sampson, Bruce Warren 



David S. Browder, Chair 

Donna L. Beers, Michael L. Brown, 

Robert Goldman, Margaret S. 

Menzin, David Novak 



Faculty 



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Academics 



Faculty 

Modern 

Languages and 

Literature 




Dolores Pelaez Benitez, Chair. 

Danisa Bonacic, Tulio A. Campos, 

Florence Ciret-Strecker, 

Louise G. Cohen, 

Eduardo Febles, 

Raquel Marta Hairy, 

Alister Inglis, Melissa Poehnert 




Nursing 



Judy Beal, Chair 

Anne-Marie Barron, Charlene Berube, 

Susan Duty, Terry Mahan Buttaro, 

Colette Dieujuste, Rebecca Donohue, 

Priscilla Gazarian, Jocelyn Loftus, 

Eileen M. McGee, Susan Neary, 

Angela Patterson, Janet Sweeney Rico, 

Patricia Rissmiller, Karen Teeley, 

Sarah K. Volkman, Patricia White 



Nutrition 



Philosophy 




Nancie Harvey Herbold, Chair 

Teresa T. Fung, Sari Edelstein, 

Elizabeth Metallinos-Katsaras, 

Patrick Healy,Yeemay Su 

Janet Washington 



Wanda Torres Gregory, Chair 

Diane Raymond, Lee Mclntyre, 

Sue Stafford, Jo Trigilio, 

Shirong Luo 



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Faculty 



Academics 



Physica 



Physics 




Political Science and 
International Relations 



Z. Annette Iglarsh, Chair 



Velda Goldberg, Chair 

... „, ,, , n Patrick Johnson, Michael Kaplan. 

Lynn Foord-May, Shelley Goodgold, T . _, . , _ „ r 

y , . T i T .. T Joseph Genevich, Joanne Saro 

Stephanie Johnson, Justin Jones, r 

Sheri Kiami, Clare Safran-Norton, Donna 

Behr, Sarah Bolus, Lisa Doyle, Joan 

Drevins, Mark Dynan, Claudia Levensen, 

Robin Ryan Marquez, Jackie Mulgrew, 

Jaime Paz, Joanne Rivard, Nancy Roberge, 

Kathleen Shillue, Toni Tasker, 




Zachary Abuza, Chair 

Kirk James Beattie, Leanne Doherty, 

Thomas Hull, Catherine Paden, 

Ausra Park, Mischa Beckett, 

Dan Connell, Adam Silver 



Psychology 



Sociology Women's Studies 




Barbara Gentile, Chair 

Gerald P. Koocher, Rachel Galli, 

Geoffrey Turner, John Reeder, 

Gregory Feldman 



Jyoti Puri, Chair. 
Meghan Killian, Steve London, 
Valerie Leiter, Anna Sandoval, 

Becky Thompson 




Jill McLean Taylor, Chair 

Carole Biewener, Pam Bromberg, 

Elizabeth Amelia Hadley, 

Diane Hammer, Laura Prieto, 

Jyoti Puri, Diane Raymond, 

Dawna Thomas, Mary Jane Treacy, 

Jo Trigilio 



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Faculty Candids 



Academics 



The Nursing Department, along with the Microcosm staff, dedicates this 

in memory and in honor of Adrielle Warwick. 

Adrielle was a member of the Simmons College Nursing Program 

Class of 2008 who passed away after a long illness in 2007. Adrielle is 

remembered by her peers and faculty as a student with a true passion for 

learning. Adrielle loved school and she loved to learn for the sake of 

learning. Adrielle was never overly concerned with grades. Rather, she 

studied hard because she was interested in the content and wanted to be 

the best nurse she could possibly be. Friends remember her returning 

from class only to share with great excitement what it was that she 

learned that day. Adrielle had a mature understanding and appreciation 

for the value of a college education and wanted others to share in her 

enthusiasm for learning. She also had a wonderful passion for life and 

living life with true grace and serenity. This year the Nursing 

Department established the Adrielle Warwick Award that will be given at 

the Pinning Ceremony to a graduating senior who exemplifies this love 

for learning. 
-Dr. Judy Beal 





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The Simmons College Nursing Dedication Ceremony took place on 
October 19, 2007 in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center. The 
Class of 2010 nursing students attended the event with friends and 
family to celebrate the beginning of their clinical education. Ninety- 
two Nursing students, clothed in their Simmons College navy blue 
scrubs, participated in the event, which is a right of passage into the 
nursing community. The Nursing Dedication is one of the longest 
standing traditions at Simmons. Soon- to-be nurses were originally 
given nursing caps at the event, but the students now receive pins 
that symbolize their invitation to the professional circle of nursing. 
Senior Bridget Batchelder received an award in honor of Adrielle 
Warwick, a Simmons student in the Class of 2008 who passed away 
earlier this year. After Warwick's death, the award was created so 
that others could "share in her enthusiasm for learning," according 
to Dr. Judy A. Beal, professor and chairperson of Nursing and 
Associate Dean of the School of Health Studies. Beal said that the 
award will be presented annually to a clinical scholar, and each 
recipient will address the sophomore class about living with a 
"relentless search for knowledge." Beal described Warwick as 
someone with a genuine "love for learning," and someone who had 
a love for Simmons. She added that Warwick had lived "with true 
grace and serenity." Several other people, including Warwick's 
mother, gave testaments to her earnest desire to enrich her mind. 
Warwick said that even when faced with a life-threatening 
illness, Adrielle never gave up her dream. "She faced her illness 
bravely and without complaint so not to be separated from her 
peers," Warwick said. 





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Academics 




Class of 2010 Joins the 
Nursing Department 

Text by: Carley Caldas, Contributing Writer for the Simmons Vioce 




Dr. Patricia White, Assistant Clinical Professor, talked about the various obstacles she has 
seen and experienced as a nurse over the years. She also talked about the rigorous nursing 
curriculum at Simmons and said that students have been "working steadfastly for the past 
year." White said the nursing students will soon experience their first taste of the "pleasure 
and satisfaction that comes from such a noble profession" in their clinical courses. White said 
that the ceremony was a way in which the students dedicate themselves to the nursing 
profession, and that this dedication is what separates Simmons nurses from others in the field. 
"Simmons alums are a true testament for excellence in nursing," she said. Sophomore 
Maryanne Meadows said that she is confident that Simmons is preparing her for a successful 
career in nursing. When asked her feelings about starting her clinical, she said, "I'm very 
nervous, but I'm also very confident in our clinical instructors." "Clinical scholars are 
innovative, always available, confident, comfortable, formal and informal leaders," Beal said. 
"Clinical scholars show a deep love for nursing and are able to walk in the patient's shoes." 
Before the ceremony ended, all of the nursing students recited the Nightingale Pledge. Each 
student left the ceremony adorned with Simmons College key fobs and white roses, which 
represented their new status as members of the Nursing community. 



Nursing Dedication Ceremony 



Academics 



Independent Study 




Students get a taste of real world 
experience through fieldwork and 
other forms of independent study. 
Fieldwork opportunities are 
abundant, and emphasize research 
or other applied learning 
experiences in a variety of fields and 
disciplines. They allow practical 
application of academic knowledge 
and skills. Students often present 
their research findings at 
conferences and co-publish their 
work with their faculty mentors. 
Under faculty supervision, many 
students develop independent 
study projects on subjects of their 
choosing. These projects require 
motivation, self -discipline, and 
innovative thinking, all valuable 
skills to take into the workplace. 




Independent Study and Internship 



Academics 



and Internships 

Experience. Applying what you learn in the classroom to real life situations. 
Understanding the daily demands of work. Taking risks. Making your voice 
stronger. Gaining confidence and perspectives. These are things you don't learn 
from a textbook. 

One of the most popular ways Simmons students gain professional experience is 
through internships. Simmons helped pioneer the practice of integrating 
internships more generally into college curricula, thus exposing students to real 
world challenges by placing them in a professional setting. 

With guidance from faculty, many Simmons students spend at least one semester 
working at one of Boston's world-renowned hospitals, museums, law firms, 
financial services firms or any one of the hundreds of workplaces that have come to 
count on Simmons interns. Many of these internships lead to job offers. Others help 
students understand that perhaps the career of their dreams isn't so dreamy. All 
provide invaluable experience. 





http://www.bnntv.org/ 



Simmons senior Renee Frojo works at 
Boston Neighborhood Network, 
channel 9, a public access television 
station in Roxbury, Mass. She is a 
Production Intern, and shoot edit direct 
and help produce. "Working at BNN 
has been the greatest hands-on learning 
experience that I've ever had." 



Independednt Study and Internship 



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Simmons students are encouraged to participate in an 
extensive study abroad program. Opportunities are available 
to study in San Juan del Sur Nicaragua, the Bahamas, Central 
Europe, China, Cuernevaca Mexico, Ghana, Granada Spain, 
India, Japan, Rome Italy, and Uganda. 

The Colleges of the Fenway also offer joint study abroad 
courses, which are open to all students in the COF. 





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Study Abroad through 
Simmons 

The Simmons Travel Programs are unique experiences that begin 
long before students actually get on a plane. These are semester- 
long courses that begin with scheduled classes throughout the term 
and culminate in two to four weeks of intensive study abroad under 
the direction of a Simmons faculty member. The trips are some of 
the most memorable times in a Simmons student's college career. 
Simmons students have gone to such places as India, the Bahamas, 
Uganda, and Spain on these trips. 

In addition to the Travel Programs, Simmons enables its students to 
spend an entire semester or year abroad. Oftentimes the students 
will travel with other colleges, including Boston University and 
NYU. They also travel with third party programs such as the 
Institute for the International Education of Students and the Council 
on International Educational Exchange. 

Current Seniors who studied abroad include Leora Rifkin (Mexico), 
Kristin Pitts (South Africa), Sara Leibovici (Nicaragua), and Jill 
Cohn, Granada. 

Simmons also has exchange agreements with two international 
universities, which offer many courses taught in English. 



Study Abroad 



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se •nior 

Pronunciation: 'sE-ny&r 
Function: noun 

Etymology: Middle English, from 
Latin, senex, meaning old 

: a person older than another 
2 a : a person with higher standing 
or rank b : a senior fellow of a 
college at an English university c : 
a student in the year preceding 
graduation from a school of 
secondary or higher level 





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Laura Nelson 
President 




Photograph above taken by Davor Photography 




Jessica Rudis 
Vice President 




Kelly Rafferty 
Treasurer 




class of 2008 

SIMMONS COLLEGE 



Class Logo Designed by Kady Shea '08 



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Seniors 



Class of 2008 



The Class of 2008 found success this year as many of its members began internships in 
their chosen fields. The Class organized a fundraiser with UNO Pizzeria to raise money f f\ 
for the many events associated with Senior Year. The Senior /Faculty Toast was an ^" 

enjoyable event and cemented the closeness between Simmons faculty members and lQ 

Senior students. The Witches Brew was a fun way for the energetic Seniors to kick off the 
Halloween weekend. The Class of 2008 veered away from the traditional 100 Days Party, 
and decided instead on a 50 Days Party, which was celebrated on March 28, 2008 at Felt ^^ 
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The Seniors look forward to entering the work world and fulfilling their ambitions. Some 
seniors have already begun to work in their chosen professions, and others are still 
exploring their options. Whatever careers they choose, we know that the Class of 2008 
will make its mark on the world, just as it has made its mark on Simmons. 
Congratulations, Seniors! 




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Daniella Plourde 
Secretary 



Laura Merin 
SGA Representative 



Kady Shea 
Graphic Designer 





Photograph above taken by Davor Photography 



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Class of 2008 



Adams - Bissonnette 




Sumi Kuniyoshi Adams 
Art 




Morgan Leigh Allen 
Nursing 




Samantha Elaine Allen 
Political Science 




Rana K. Alsweilem 
Communications 




Rina-Marie N. Ambrose 
Psychology and English 




Ashley Nicole Arrington 
Communications 




Alina Ashjian 
Nursing 




Heather Anna Bankowaski 
Chemisty & Physics 




Cristina Elise Barajas-Flores 
Biology 




Lauren M. Barrett 
English & East Asian Studies 




Bridget Frances Batchelder 
Nursing 




Laurie Charlotte Batchelder 
Psychology 




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Brittany Lyn Belkin 

Nursing 

Senior Portraits 




Christin Marie Belmore 
Communications 




Johanna M. Berger 
Psychology & Women's Studies 




Kathleen Bailey Bissonnette 

Political Science & 
East Asian Studies 



Class of 2008 




Daniela Blau Russ 
Nutrition 




Jennifer N. Boice 
Chemestry & Physics 




Dawnelle M. Bonney-Cheek 
Nursing 




Jocelyn McMahon Bragg 
Finance 




Casey M. Brennan 
Marketing 




Lauren Elise Caldas 
Nursing 




Katherine A. Centrella 
Biology, Chemestry & Physics 




Nicole M. Brody 
Nursing 




Catherine Welsh Carmignani 
Managment 




Elizabeth Hui Chan 
Marketing 




Rita M. Buscher 

Communications & 
Computer Science 




Liliana J. Carrasquillo Rodriguez 

Foreign Languages & Literature 
& Sociology 




Cathlyn Chermesino 
Nutrition 




Jeanine Theresa Butz 
Physical Therapy 




Katlyn Joan Cavanaugh 
Economics 




Melissa Chin 
Biology & Education 



Senior Portraits 



Class of 2008 



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Nicole Melany Cohen 

Spanish & 
Art & Music 




Erica Leigh Gardiner Colby 
Nutrition 




Sara Elizabeth Connor 
English & Studio Art 




Elizabeth Eileen Croll 
Nursing 




Meghan L. Cronin 
Nursing 




Megan Rose Currie 
Psychology 




Kendra A. Currier 
Nursing 




Christine M. Curry 
Economics 




Sarah Elizabeth Daniel 
Physical Therapy 




Cristina Martinez Daubon 
Communications 




Stephanie Da Vail 
Psychobiology 




Amber Lee Dawson 
Communications 




Deborah Ann DeAngelis 
Education & Social Studies 




Lindsay Lee Delaire 
Nursing 




Sarah Isabelle Derron 
French & Art 




Stephanie Doria 
Psychology 



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Senior Portraits 



Class of 2008 



Duarte - Fitzpatrick 




Melissa Afonso Duarte 
Biochemistry 




Stephanie Marie Duncan 
History- 




Sara K. Durrani 
Managment 




Carla E. Eacho 
Communications 




Amanda K. Eagan 
Managment 



Shannan L. Farr 
Psychology 




Lianne E. Eddinger 
Nursing 



Pamela Ashley Feehan 
Psychology 





Elizabeth Catherine Edstrom 
Education 




Zelina R. Fernandes 
Finance 




Lauren Melville Faber 
Nursing 




Patricia Fernandez 
Communications & Managment 




Nicole Renee Field 

Society and Health & 
Sociology 




Erika L. Fields 
Communications 




Stephanie F. Fisherman 
Mathematics 




Cristina Grace Fitzpatrick 

Society and Health & 
Sociology 



Senior Portraits 



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Margaret R. Foley 
Communications 




Jennifer Anne Ford 
Nursing 




Melissa Christine Ford 
Psychology 




Haley Ann Frampton 
Sociology 




Renee Lynn Lalieu Frojo 
Communications 




Kristin Marie Gannon 
Biology 




Jessica Eaton Garretson 
English & International Relations 




Nicole Marie Goulet 
Nursing 




Ashley Lynne Green 
Political Science 




Betsy A. Halsey 
Communications 




Megan Lynne Greenwood 
History 




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Elizabeth L. Hannigan 
Communications 




Mille "Mole" R. Gurney 
Chemestry & Physics 




Katherine Anne Hansell 
Finance 




Sarah A. Hallonquist 

Political Science & 
International Relations 




Caitlin Elizabeth Hatch 
Education & French 



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Senior Portraits 



Class of 2008 



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Heye - Kemp 





Claudia Tonnesen Heye 
Mathematics & Psychology 



Catherine Aniela Hibbard 
Education & French 




Alyce Lauren Hill 
Marketing 




Aleta Ruth Hitchcock 
Physical Therapy 





Kate Elizabeth Houghtalen Abigal Davis Houle 

Nursing Political Science & East Asian Studies 




Anne M. Hughes 

Nursing 




Winnie Yu Huie 
Art & Music & Finance 




Darcel E. Hunt 
Biology & Education 




Nickisha Ann-Marie Hurlock 
Nursing 




Charlotte Helen Jackson 
Finance 




Anoud Jumani 
Managment 




Athena Karipidis 
Nursing 




A. Cameron Keiler 
Marketing 




Tar a E. Kelly 
Communications 




Whitney Rose Kemp 

Society and Health & 
Political Science 



Senior Portraits 



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Class of 2008 



Khalifa - Latto 




Theadora Khalifa 
Computer Science 




Yusra Fatima Khan 
English 




Megan Lynn Kiefer 
Nursing 




Christina M. King 
Biochemistry 




Ashley Elizabeth Kissam 
Psychobiology 




Brittney Kay Klinger 
Marketing 




Elli March Knight 
Nursing 




Alma Kobacic 
Psychology 





Michelle Christine Lampa 
International Relations 







Margaret Emily Lapan 
Sociology 



Amanda Elisabeth Larson-Mekler 
Biochemisrty 




Amanda L. Koerner 


Elisa Kreisinger 


Allison Lydia Kukla 


Chingham Lam 


Information Technology 


Women's Studies & 
Communications 


Economics & Political Science 


Nursing 




Victoria Marie Latto 
Sociology 



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Senior Portraits 



Class of 2008 



Layon - Maher 




Doris Koreen Layon 
Nursing 




Cindy S. Lee 
Computer Science 




Sara Lynn Leibovici 
Nursing 




Alice Liao 
History 




Eileen Liao 
Biochemestry 




Nicole Caitlin Libby 
Politcal Science 




Nicole Linstrum 
Social Studies & Education 




Virginia S. Liu 
Chemistry 




Catherine Alice Little 

Economics & 
international Relations 




Aveva Rebecca Mack 
Psychology 




Julie Christine Loftier 
Sociology 




Aubrie Nicole MacKinnon 
Communications 




Laurie H. Low 
Psychology 




Beth J. Maclin 

Communications & 
International Relations 




Mindy Lui 
Finance 




Chelsea Elizabeth Maher 
East Asian Studies 



Senior Portraits 



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Class of 2008 





Faythe D. Mallinger 
Philosophy 




Merrill Christine Maloney 
Communications 




Ashley Marie Marcotte 
Psychology 




Jenna Kerr Mark 
International Relations 






Leah Elisabeth Maroni- Wagner Rebecca M. Martin Jessica Coutney Maxfield 

Economics & Spanish Managment & Communications Arts Administration 

Marketing 




Erin Catherine McGovern 
Political Science 




Caitlin M. McManus 
Physical Therapy 




Ashley Nicole Meissner 
Psychology 




Meredith Anne McFarland 
Biochemistry 




Laura I. Memole 
Psychology 




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Laura Frances Merin 

Economics & 
Environmental Science 

Senior Portraits 




Lucienne Adele Merrill 
Mathematics & Physics 




Samantha Jane Miller 
Communications 




Jordan Emily Mills 
Education & Psychology 



Class of 2008 



Mirbacha - Papoulias 




Palwasha Mirbacha 
iconomics & International Relations 




Elisabeth Karen Modestino 
Psychology 




Ayesha Mohammad 
Economics & Finance 




Lauren Elizabeth Morrell 
Chemistry & Physics 




Seemeen Muslim 
Marketing 




Joeann M. Nazareno 
Nursing 




Laura M. Nelson 
Communications 




Hien Ngo 
Economics 




Alyssa D. Noble 
Englsih & Women's Studies 




Ozge Ozdemir 
Managment 




Emily Norton 
Economics 




Amanda Auroe Ozols 

Polical Science & 
Marketing Communication 




Sara Ann Ochoa 
Physical Therapy 




Nektaria Marie Panagiotaris 
Communications 




Kathryn Alayne Ott 

Arts Administration 
Communication 




Elena Olga Papoulias 

Economics & 
International Relations 



Senior Portraits 



Class of 2008 



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Megan C. Parker 
Nursing 




Christina Maria Pascucci 
Communications 




Justine Gabrielle Pattantyus 
Managment 




Amber M. Peel 
Psychology 




Kathleen Shea Peters 
Philosophy 




Olivia R. Pires 
Nutrition 




Christina Marie Piselli 
Marketing 




Daniella Lynn Plourde 
Biochemistry 




Sarah Ruth Polatov 
English & Sociology 




Sarah Nicole Porter 
Nursing 




Sheri L. Quinn 
Nursing 




Eva A. Rae 
Political Science & Women's Studies 




Kelly Nardone Rafferty 

Communications & 
Political Science 




Nadia Rita Ramjattansingh 
Nursing 




Kristen Marie Raymond 
Nursing 




Adela Raz 
Political Science 



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Class of 2008 




Realini, Heather 
Nursing 




Reeves, Kaileigh 
Sociology 




Reis, Heather 
Management 




Reynolds, Leah 
Nutrition 




Rheaume, Jennifer 

Art 




Ribeck, Hannah 
Physical Therapy 




Ribeiro, Sunciaray 
Nursing 







Richards, Nicole 
Mathematics 



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Education & Mathematics 





Ruane, Lindsey 

Communication & 
Art Administration 




Riley, Jennifer 


Rosario, Sara 


Rousselle, Marissa 


English 


Communication & 
Arts Administration 


Chemistry & Biology 




Rudis, Jessica 

Communication & 
Political Science 




Rowen, Alexandra 
Economics & Philosophy 




Salvatore, Diana 
Communications 



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Savides-Su 





Savides, Nanette 
Sociology 




Sawtelle, Elizabeth 
Nursing 




Schroeder, Catherine 
Physical Therapy 




Shea, Kady 
Communications 




Sheehan, Meredith 
Physical Therapy 




Shulsinger, Tamar 
Management 




Simon, Nicole 
Nursing 




Skoog, Susan 
Arts Administration 




Smith, Kelsey 
Psychobiology 




Smith, Khalia 
Nutrition 




Soelling, Gretchen 
Psychology 




Soucie, Ariel 
Physical Therapy 




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Starzyk, Megan 


Stefanopoulos, Elaine 


Stenberg, Julienne 


Sullivan, Heather 




Spanish 


Nursing 


Spanish 


Biology 




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Sullivan, Linda 
Psychology 




Swain, Lisa 
Social Studies and Education 




Swanhall, Carolyn 
Sociology 




Swanson, Nastassja 
Sociology 




Sylvia, Nicole 
Biopsychology 




Szewc, Agnieszka 
Nutrition 




Taglieri, Kathleen 
Physical Therapy 




Talarico, Ann 
Finance 




Tarn, Jennifer 
Finance 




Teman, Stacey 
Psychology 




Tesmer, Caitlin 
Biology 




Thomas, Mary 
Management 




Thorell, Molly 
Communications 




Thun, Lupe 
Political Science 




Tracy, Renee 
Nutrition 




Tracy, Shauna 
Chemistry 



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Tsui-Qin 




Tsui, Shun Yi 
Chemistry 




Vulgaris, Krishna 
Nursing 




Walkins, Bethany 
Biochemistry 




Wallen, Rachel 
Arts Administration 




West, Natalie 
Philosophy 




Wholley, Laura 
Economics 




Wiggins, Colleen 
Nursing 




Williams, Katherine 
Nursing 




Williams, Tashanna 
Mathematics 




Willmann, Emma 
Communications 




Witmer, Caitlin 
Art and Music 




Wong, Wei 
Finance 







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Wyatt, Meredith 


Yee, Mariana 


Yu, Yang 


Zhao, Qin 


Nursing 


Chemistry 


Chemistry 


Finance & Economics 


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Ziegler, Alicia 

Society and Health & 
Sociology 

Dear Simmons Seniors, 

Congratulations for all of your hard work and long nights for your determination and for your 
achievement! We have made it! 

The Class of 2008 is the largest class to graduate in the history of Simmons College. During the last 
four years, members of the Class of 2008 have defined themselves distinctly as individuals within 
community as academic leaders, organization members, sports captains, daughters, sisters, writers, 
thinkers, achievers and exceptional members of society. 

Members of the class of 2008 have proven we are intelligent, enthusiastic, politically active, 
boisterous, creative, innovative, productive, sensitive, insightful, articulate, and persuasive. 
Individually, we are remarkable and have accomplished some truly fantastic achievements, a list too 
long to publish here. 

While our individual accomplishments are impressive, what makes the Class of 2008 most 
commanding is what we have done together, and what we can do together. In psychology, the Gestalt 
Theory means a unified whole, suggesting that the sum of individual features is greater than the 
value of those parts alone. I think this holds especially true for our class; in becoming incredible 
individuals at Simmons, as a group have even greater potential to make an impact on the world. As 
we move forward as graduates, I hope that we all remember the power of our bonds- both as class 
members and as Simmons women as we shape the future. 

We follow in the footsteps of some extraordinary women. We follow Simmons graduates who 
have transformed the world, changing how we see ourselves and how we see others. Most 
importantly we follow in the footsteps of women who have changed what our possibilities are as 
women in an ever-changing world. 

We follow women who have not only done well, but who have done good. And while shouldering 
this task will be a great challenge, I have no doubt that we will follow in that tradition with success. I 
am absolutely convinced that we will take on the mantle of leadership from those who came before 
us, and will in turn shape the future. 



Warmly, 



Laura Nelson 
President, Class of 2008 



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With afternoon classes cancelled, one might expect students 
to use the free time for studying or socializing. Such was 
not the case on September 19, 2007, when the annual 
Honors Convocation had students filling the Holmes Sports 
Center to celebrate the Class of 2008 and their multitude of 
achievements. Freshmen were inspired by the sight of 
upper class women proudly displaying a flower to 
symbolize their academic achievement. Sophomores and 
Juniors watched in awe as the friends with whom they had 
shared a class, coffee, or supportive shoulder, donned their 
Simmons caps and gowns for the first time. And the 
Seniors, for whom Convocation marks the first in a series of 
class celebrations, spent the time reflecting on their peers 
and professors, with whom they have grown over the past 
three years. The world was redefined for all Simmonians 
by Amnesty International's US Director, Dr. William Schulz. 
Schulz delivered an incredibly moving speech that was met 
with thunderous applause by the Simmons Community. 



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Raising Our Glasses to the 
Class of 2008 

The Senior/ Faculty Toast is an occassion when students and their 
professors spend time socializing, without the pressure of classes, 
homework, or exams. Ask any senior and she will tell you that the 
Senior /Faculty Toast is one of the experiences she will always remember 
from her days here at Simmons. 

This year the Toast took place on October 3, 2007, and the attendees were 
as numerous and enthusiastic as in all previous years. Though the event 
officially ended at 6:00 PM, many seniors and their professors stayed 
behind to mingle. With the pressures of academia out of the way, 
professors and seniors spoke candidly about where they saw themselves 
in the coming years. By the end of the evening, a feeling of mutual 
admiration had permeated the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center. 

Discussion of their last year of studies here at Simmons left many Seniors 
feeling nostalgic; however, any graduate will say that you may leave 
Simmons, but Simmons will never leave you! 






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Witches Brew 



You never grow too old for a Halloween celebration. This year, the Class 
of 2008 validated that statement by hosting the annual Senior Class 
Halloween Party, called Witches Brew. The Witches Brew is a spirited 
event at Simmons, known for its costume contests which always lead to 
unique and unbelievable ensembles. This year, the Witches Brew was 
held at a new nightclub in the Fenway area. Church of Boston welcomed 
the Class of 2008 on October 26, 2007, just one week after their grand 
opening. Starting at 6 pm, the Witches Brew ran late into the night with 
good food, music, and friends. 

The Vice President of the Class of 2008, Jessica Rudis, had this to say 
about the Witches Brew: "We had it at a new location and it worked out 
perfectly. There were some really creative costumes and overall it was a 
blast!" Some of the costumes at this year's event included, a Black Eyed 
Pea, worn by Kelly Rafferty, and Little Red Riding Hood, worn by 
Jennifer Riley. Simmons Seniors really know how to dress up and have 
a good time! 




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This year, the Class of 2009 sponsored many events. One of the most 
successful activities served two purposes. The Fall Bakesale filled the 
bellies of Simmonians with yummy treats and the Class of 2009 students 
were invited to fill out a survey on what fundraisers and events they 
wished to see over the academic year. On October 31st, 2007, the Class of 
2009 sponsored "Fall Fest" in Quadside. Activities included pumpkin 
decorating, caramel apple making, and a costume contest. The Class of 
2009 also supported an initiative to provide Thanksgiving dinners to those 
in need. Later in the year, members of the Class of 2009 celebrated "50 
Days Until We are Seniors," bringing the Juniors together in anticipation of 
their final year at Simmons. The 2007-2008 academic year was a time of 
community-building among students from the Class of 2009. The Class 
Council, supported by their classmates, had great ideas and the drive to 
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Secretary 



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SGA Rep 




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Lauren Kritzer 
Vice President 




Shelaigh Hyde 
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Student Life 



This year, the Class of 2010 used Facebook and community resources to promote the 
interests of the its members, to represent each individual, and to include all races, 
religions, sexual orientations, and political affiliations. The Class worked to bring 
grievances to provide enjoyment and personal growth through class-wide activities. 
The 2010 Class Council encouraged students to sign up for the Simmons Sisters 
program, in which Simmons students adopt incoming first-years and show them the 
ropes. The program was highly successful, encouraged many new friendships among 
Simmons students, and united the Simmons community. Members of the Class of 2010 
also participated in the Emerging Leaders Program. They promoted a class t-shirt 
design and hosted a bake sale. In addition, Halloween pumpkin painting drew a crowd 
of creative spirits to the Simmons Hall living room, and the traditional May Day 
celebration gleefully took place. May Day is one of the celebrations that Simmonians 
look forward to all year as it is an indicator that the school year is almost over, and for 
sophomores, it indicates that they are halfway through their college education. 








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my life. Being a part of the 
college scene has been so 
different for me. Freshman 
year is a time when you 
meet your best friends. 



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First-year students entered Simmons with a little apprehension, but their dreams of a 
great year came true. With mentally stimulating homework, and a variety of exciting 
activities to occupy their free time, the first-years were able to experience a myriad of 
things that Simmons can offer. Members of the Class of 2011 also kept busy 
throughout the year as they leapt to fill leadership roles on the Class and Hall 
Councils, the Student Government Association, and within Simmons' many student 
organizations. The Class organized the annual Winter Wonderland with the help of 
Simmons's wonderful staff. This traditional celebration of winter and its beauty went 
smoothly and was well attended. 

Many first-year students participated in the Big-Little program, through which they 
met Simmons upper classmen and created close ties with members of the Simmons 
community. During 2007-2008 school year, the incoming class was stronger than 
ever, and they look forward to continuing their involvement in Simmons activities 
and academia in the years ahead. 



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Alternative Spring Break: Our 
Heart Is Where Your Home Is. 

This year, Simmons College's Alternative Spring Break was made up of 
16 Simmons Women, including student leaders Kaitie Chakoian, '09 and 
Antigoni Sinanis, '09, staff member Susan Chudd, and alumnae /Trustee 
Kathy LaPoint. The group travelled to Harrisburg, PA to help with 
Habitat for Humanity. The ASB team spent the week helping to renovate 
a warehouse that will eventually be transformed into a community center 
and the new Habitat headquarters in Harrisburg. 

Additionally, the trip was an extraordinary bonding experience for the 
team. Between cooking meals for each other, sleeping on the floor 
together, teaching each other to crotchet, and working as a team on 
site, they became family and got the hard work done. The team members 
also had the opportunity to get to know Harrisburg in the parts that have 
become revitalized as well as some of its not so glamorous areas. As trip 
leader Kaitie Chakoian said, "At the end of the day it was impossible to 
tell what hurt more, our muscles from working or our faces from smiling 
and laughing." All in all it was a fantastic trip and an unforgettable week. 





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Beyond the Classroom 






Sheila Murphy 
Dean for Student Life 



Sarah Neill 

Associate Dean for 

Student Life 



Perri Shapiro Gordon 

Assistant Dean, 

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Assistant Dean, 

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Administrative 

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The Office of the Dean for 

Student Life 

The Office of the Dean for Student Life manages several smaller offices 
which are designed to enhance the Simmons College experience for 
undergraduate and graduate students outside of the classroom. By 
coordinating programs, services, and people, the Dean's Office plays a 
vital role in many elements of the Simmons experience. Whether a 
student needs a counselor or a coach, the Office of the Dean for Student 
Life is there to assist. 

The Office of the Dean for Student Life is one of the busiest and most 
essential parts of Simmons College. It serves as a place for informational 
exchange and organization so that students can efficiently locate specific 
departments of support within Simmons. 

The Office of the Dean for Student Life is comprised of the Athletics 
Department, the Counseling Center, the Health Center, the Health 
Education Program, the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Student 
Leadership Activities, the Upward Bound program, and Spiritual Life. 
Additionally, they organize international student advising, domestic 
exchange, ALANA student advising, Dix Student advising, retention 
programs, assessment programs, advice on leaves of absence and change 
of status, parents' council, and other issues of concern on campus. 



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Erin O'Connor, 
Director 



Susan Chudd, 
Assistant Director 



Michelle Vital, 
Assitant Director 



The Office of Student 
Leadership and Activities 

The Office of Student Leadership and Activities is one of the most "high- 
functioning" collaborations of students and staff at Simmons College. 
First-year students at Simmons are lucky to spend so much time with these 
adept women! OSLA is responsible for many of the elements of the first-year 
experience, from Orientation to FYE classes; there could not be a more 
welcoming group! Also responsible for the Simmons Box Office, OSLA provides 
Simmons students with discounted tickets to everything from the Boston 
Aquarium to the Celtics. 

One of the most admirable qualities of the Office of Student Leadership and 
Activities is their ability to lead by example. In addition they also host 
conferences that teach the women of Simmons how to lead. Through the 
Emerging Leaders Program, which welcomed freshmen and sophomores this 
year, students learn about different leadership and communication techniques, 
as well as how to set goals and interact with other leaders both here at Simmons 
and beyond. 

With all that they do, it is easy to see why this dynamic group is both helpful 
and high-functioning! 





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I knew I fit in here at 

Simmons as soon as I 

stepped into my room in 

Simmons Hall. My 

roommates and I have 

bonded and come to see 

that Simmons is going to 

give us the college 

experience we were all 

searching for! 

Brittany Fraser, 11 




Moving to Simmons and the 
Boston Community 

From Summer Orientation and Move-In Day, to new roommates and Red Sox riots, the real 
First- Year Experience exists both in and outside the classroom. Some students came from 
around the corner, others from around the world, but all of them came together to form the 
unique Simmons College Class of 2011. 

Orientation leaders helped perfect strangers break the ice and Facebook ensured that future 
classmates could network before they even arrived on campus. From the information overload 
at Fall Orientation to the first week of classes and cafeteria food, the Class of 2011 learned a lot 
about life at Simmons during the first few weeks of September. 

Seeing N*W*C* raised awareness about diversity and made it clear that inclusion was an 
important part of life at Simmons College. In their First- Year Experience seminars, facilitators 
gave helpful hints on navigating everything from the library to the streets of Boston and 
students swapped stories about surviving everything from the first big grade to roommate 
crises. 

The Class of 2011 made sure to make their voices heard and quickly took active positions in 
many student organizations, including class council, Student Government Association, hall 
councils, academic liasons, and multi-cultural organizations. 



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Move-in Day, Family Weekend, and 

Informal Visits 

Move-in day offered opportunities for families to tour the dorms and to help students get 
situated in their new living quarters. Because of the many wonderful student volunteers 
who helped families get baggage up to the dorm rooms, families were able to spend more 
time together before the year began. 

This year, Family Weekend allowed families to visit classes, attend a student panel 
focusing on social justice and activism, enjoy an afternoon in historic Salem, MA, dine at 
Vinny T's Italian restaurant in the Back Bay, attend our annual culmination of Latino 
Heritage Month, Latin Night of the Arts and Celebration Dinner, see the Broadway play 
Wicked, or go to the Handel and Haydn Society's production of "Distinctly Beethoven." 
The weekend concluded with the traditional President's Brunch at The Charles Hotel in 
Cambridge, MA. After brunch, all were invited to the Charles River to watch the 43rd 
Annual Head of the Charles Regatta. 

Family members were frequent visitors on the campus this year. Like students, they could 
be found participating in a variety of groups, on-campus lectures, and Simmons traditions. 
Students showed their families the new facilities and available spaces on campus, shared 
meals, and enjoyed the time and activities with their loved ones. 

Two of the most popular family events on campus are the Male Tribute and Women's 
Legacy Weekends. In the past, these events have been held over alternating years, but in 
an effort to make them even bigger, Simmons is now hosting these events every two years. 
The OSLA staff is already hard at work planning Male Tribute Weekend for next year. 




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Scott/Ross Center 



CONNECT EARLY 



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Steve London 

Director, 

SRC for Community 

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Susanna Flug 

Associate Director, 

Undergraduate Service 

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Carolyn Grimes 

Program Director, 

Grad. Comm. Engagement 

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Community Partners of the Scott/Ross Center for Community Service 

America Counts, America Reads, Beacon Academy, Big Sister Association, Boston Cares, 
Boston Latin, Casa Nueva Vida, CREW, Citizens Schools, City on a Hill, Community Servings, 
Curriculum Enrichment, Farragut Afterschool Program, Gateway, Girl Scouts, Girls' LEAP Self 
Defense, Greater Egleston High School, Habitat for Hummanity, Health Education @ Simmons, 
Homes for Families, Hyde Square Task Force, Jamaica Plain Headstart, jumpstart, MissionSafe, 



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for Community Service 

Recognized as a Distinctive member of the President's Higher Education Community 
Service Honor Roll in 2006, the Scott /Ross Center for Community Service had some 
lofty goals for the 2007-2008 academic year. With the help of more than 1,000 graduate 
and undergraduate Simmons students, the SRC was able to start two highly-successful 
new programs. In addition to the classic programs such as Alternative Spring Break, 
English as a Second Language, and Service Learning, the SRC now offers Sociedad 
Latina and Gateway. 

Sociedad Latina is a program designed to enhance the overall well of Latino students in 
the surrounding community. Sociedad Latina encourages students to become leaders in 
their communities through educational achievement, cultural identity, and the 
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Another new program in the Scott/Ross Center this year is Gateway (The O'Bryant 
Gateway to the LMA). Gateway is a new addition to the O'Bryant School of Math and 
Science. During extended learning time, tutors work closely with O'Bryant teachers to 
support instruction and provide subject-specific tutoring to 9th grade students. 

The SRC successfully promotes and facilitates community service and service learning 
throughout the Simmons College Community. 




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Associate Director, 

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Mass. Mentoring Partnership, Mount Pleasant, New England SCORES, Peace Games, Rosie's 
Place, Simmons Community Outreach(SCO), Simmons ESL Community Program, Sociedad 
Latina, Special Olympics, SquashBusters, Saint Francis House, Steppingstone Foundation, Steps 
to Success, Strong Women, Strong Girls, Tenacity, Upward Bound, Urban Ecology Institute, 
Women's Lunch Place, YMCA International Learning Center, YMCA Youth and Government 



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The Student Government Association is one of the 
most active groups on campus. This year the 
Executive Board was young, but they brought some 
exciting new ideas. The Super Senator became a 
popular weekly award, acknowledging one 
senator's exemplary performance. Also, a "Short 
Announcement" section was added to the agenda, 
to allow organizations to share upcoming events 
with the Senate. Pati Fernandez, an SGA veteran, 
became Chairwoman of Like Minds (formerly 
Student Advisors for Multiculturalism). The goal of 
Like Minds shifted from diversity to inclusion as 
the new academic year began. Through their "Got 
Inclusion?" panel, Pati and Like Minds asked 
Senators to collaborate across political, ethnic, and 
social boundaries. 

In addition to a new E-board, the Senate approved 
three new organizations during the Fall Semester. 
Simmons is now home to a chapter of both Best 
Buddies and Model U.N, as well as an ALANA 
Nursing Liaison. Best Buddies is an international 
organization which pairs people with a mentally 
challenged friend. Model U.N. is an international 
organization that allows students to portray 
ambassadors from different countries at 
conferences. ALANA Nursing Liaison was created 
to combat some of the difficult racial boundaries 
that exist within the sciences. 




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The entire Simmons Community was saddened when the news came out that a faculty 

member as well as students had been victims of hate crimes on campus. This newfound 

information brought out different emotions among the entire community, including anger, 

confusion, and a desire for action. 

There was an open meeting held by President Scrimshaw as a response to the hate crimes, but 

there was not enough student attendance at this meeting, so the Student Government 

Association decided to use their meeting time as the opportunity for a Student Forum. At the 

forum, students vented their feelings, spoke out about other examples of hate speech that 

have happened on campus, and came up with ideas to promote inclusion on campus. 

The actions however did not end there. The Like Minds Coalition, formerly known as Student 

Advisors to Multiculturalism (SAM), met at on off-site retreat before the Forum to discuss 

ways to combat ideas of hate and keep the movement of inclusion going even after the hype 

of the hate crimes died down. 

Senior Kady Shea produced a Zero Tolerance flyer that was placed in the academic campus as 

well as the Residence Campus.The Diversity Council produced buttons that cleverly 

promoted ideas of inclusion. Both the Faculty and Student Senate produced resolutions that 

call for Simmons to do something about hate crimes on campus. Students submitted letters to 

the Voice 

Perhaps the greatest action is that the entire community was having discussions that many 

people tend to shy away from. The community rallied together to support the victims and to 

support Simmon's mission of inclusion. 



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Back Row (L-R): Zala Ibrahimi, Saba 
Chowdhry, Alicia Jamous, Sarah 
Khalil. Front (L-R): Yusra Khan, 
Palwasha Mirbacha. Not Pictured: 
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First Row: Leah Hanson, Hannah 

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President, Kathryn Ott: Vice President, 
Megan McCaughey: Secretary /Director, Sabrina 
Mahmood: Director, Carolyn Hastings: 
Treasurer,Stephanie Fisherman, Kate McKendry, 
Love Nickerson, Caitlin Mazzola, Evie Ladd, 
Polyxeni Gudis, Isis Traumann-Davis, Charlotte 
Badler, Leah Hanson, Ashley Martin, Amanda 
Barnes, Diallo Ferguson, Kelly Canesi, Claire 
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Canesi, Ellie Miller, Kristen Jacques, Bethany 

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Middle: Marissa Evans, Alyssa Perry, Charlotte 

Badler, Lucy Ditzel, Hannah Carrillo 

Last row: Annabelle Seow, Megan Coleman, 

Chrissie Cahalan, Sarah Derron, Conductor 

Danica Buckley, Allison Hoffman, Rachel 

Czubryt, Emily Bowes 




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Photograph above given by Simmons Theatrical Society 




Back Row (L-R): Abbey Samsel, 
Katie Murphy, Liama Zvidra, 
Natalia Sullivan, Jessica Kowalski. 
Front (L-R): Marisha Mikell, 
Tashanna Williams. 



Back Row (L-R): Rachel Baumel, 
Alison Creeden, Becca Crosswaith, 
Lindsay Fawber. Front (L-R): Leigh 
Ann Mesiti, Aimey-Leigh Harrison, 
Beth Cortez-Neavel, Laura O'Brien, 
Alissa Engel, Cassie O'Connor, 
Chantelle LaMountain. 
Missing: Becca Paccard. 




L-R: Kristen Rucki, Kenyora 
Johnson, Yasmin Perez, Charlene 
Hollins, Venchele Saint Die, Sabeta 
Jarba, Rachel King, Elizabeth Lynch, 

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Lian Huang. Front (L-R): Melissa 
Chin, Wei Wong, Toni Tran, Qin 
Zhao, Nicole Kawamoto. 




Back Row(L-R): Irene Tumuna, Asia 
Norton,Ashley Martin, Necy Lopes, 
Davina Angus Front Row(L-R): 
Rebecca Dumont, Natorie Arindell, 
Kenyora Johnson, Shirley Richmond, 
France Belzaire 




Maria Velasquez, Francesca 
Labonte, Santa Tejeda, 
Jennifer Jerez, Andrea 
Barbosa-Pereira, Schiandra 
Abalos, Leslie Reyes 




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"Multicultural student 
organizations at Simmons 
are groups that represent 
inclusion, where members 
have shared values of 
learning about different 
cultures, are willing to 
learn about one another, and 
involve the community in 
their events, lessons, and 
social gatherings." 

— Wei Wong 





Back Row (L-R): Natorie Arindell, 
Necy Lopes, Asia Norton, AShley 
Martin Top Row (L-R): Irene 
Tumuna, Shirley Richmond, Davina 
Angus, Kenyora Johnson 



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Members of the Nutrition Liaison 
Executive Board: Kristen DeLisio, 
Lisa Weber, Kerri Connely, Kirstin 
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Back Row (L-R): Alissa Engel, 
Catherine Schroeder, Jamie Works, 
Kathleen Mahoney, Jeanine Butz. 
Front (L-R): Caitlin McManus, 
Marina Levkovich, Meredith 
Sheehan. 







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"Academic liaisons are 
the positive side of that 
love-hate relationship we 
sometimes have 
with our majors; a chance 
to give back to our 
community and a 
reminder that we truly 
love what we do." 



Jeanine Butz, '08 




Back Row (L-R): Meghan Kenney, 
Alissa Engel, Shannon Browne, 
Joanna Hawryluk, Brittany Cassidy. 
Front (L-R): Cassandra Saikin, 
Elisabeth Boucher, Kelly Coughlan. 




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Back Row (L-R): Linda Jiang, Danica 
Meine, Bonnie Nguyen, Daniella 
Plourde. Middle (L-R): Amanda 
Larson-Mekler, Lauren Morrell, 
Lucienne Merrill, Jennifer Boice, 
Christina King. Front (L-R): Elthea 
Hendrickson, Tammy Auyeung, 
Meredith McFarland, Jessica Haffner, 
Jackie Carlozzi, Cassandra Cacoq 







Back Row (L-R): Amanda Larson- 
Mekler, Aliaa Ghonim, Valerie 
Duvelson, Melissa Duarte, Leslie 
Reyes, Liza Brauns, Jennifer 
Belizaire, Bethany Walkins. Front 
(L-R): Sasha Bridgette, Not Pictured: 
Chelsea Graham. 

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Paquette, Sam Furbush, Caitlin 
Witmer, Ariel Hagan, Amanda 
Bowes, Not Pictured: Kat McGhee. 




Back Row (L-R): Mindy Nitkin 
(Staff Advisor), Amanda Milad, 
Candyce Arena, Lauren Ready. 
Front (L-R): Stephanie McMahon, 
Sarah Wetherbee, Maryum Floyd, 
Brittney Klinger, Justine 
Pattantyus. 




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Back Row (L-R): Christina Lenis, 
Yvonica Grandchamps, Casey 
Brennan. Front (L-R): Betsey 
Halsey, Maggie Foley, Merrill 
Maloney, Whitney Gaglio. 



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Model UN 



Women's Center 










Left to Right: Maria Pantelis, Emily 
Carey, Becca Crosswaith, Maggie 
Riggs, Leslie Reyes, Not Pictured: 
Lizzie Donnelley, Ali Caviccio, Rose 
Izzo. 




Back Row (L-R): Jo Trigilio (Staff 
Advisor), Robert Foote, Nicole 
Lindstrum. Front (L-R): Maura 
Millette, Jennifer Schlosser, Katie 
Poole, Not Pictured: Lindsay 
Delaire, Evie Ladd, Elise Phillips 
(Staff Advisor). 






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STAND 



Amnesty Internationa 




Back Row (L-R): Kyla Hanaway, Ruta 
Miniotas, Christina Lenis, Jenna 
Keenan, Front (L-R): Amy Dudas, 
Ana Vasquez, Jammie Sullivan, Not 
Pictured: Brooke Adkins, Courtney 
Anderson, Jillian Cohn, Dan Connell 
(Staff Advisor). 




Left to Right: Meredith Blake, 
Amy Dudas, Jeannie Baca, Ruta 
Miniotas, Beth Maclin, Courtney 
Anderson. 





The Alliance 




Back Row L-R: Brandis Wilson- 
Long, Michaela Peters, Heather 
Concannon, Courtney Williams, Jen 
Rheaume, Kristen Fessenden, Leah 
Johnson, Katy Proto, Katie 
McFadden, Front Row L-R: Hannah 
Owens-Pike, Emma Hryniewicz, 
Katie Taglieri, Gillian Petrozziello 



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Front Row L-R: Carla Otero, 
Erica Moura Back Row: Elaina 
Natario, Laurie Burgess, Kaitie 
Chakoian, Alicia Murray 




Front Row L-R: Jackie Rogers, 
Abbey Samsel, Kayla Afonso, 
Alyssa Perry, Amy Dudas 
Middle Row: Kelsey O'Neil, 
Amanda Harrow, Vicky Latto 
Back Row: Antigoni Sinanis, 
Kaitie Chakoian 








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Front Row: Mary Miles, Jane Sheehan, Sarah 
Flannery, Brie Polichronopoulos, Lauren Dalton, 
Alicia Ziegler, Kathlene Benner, Sara Boiselle, 
Debra Nunes. Middle Row: Linda Jones, 
Kimberly Catlin, Elizabeth Haines, Jourdan 
White, Suzy Suh, Kelsey Moran, Armie Pagala, 
Jen Moore, Laura Mack, Carolyn Swanhall, Back 
Row: Caitlyn Tengwall, Gabrielle Lopes, Maria 
Nilson, Casey Baker, Courtney Paull, Ashley 
Wood, Lindsay Carr, Kari Jorgensen, Raimar 
Martinez, Jasmine Williams 

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"Community service is 
our social responsibility. 
If we are going to be a 
part a part of a 
community, you should 
know and be fully behind 
the motivations for your 
actions." 



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Kate Johnson, Beatriz Datangel, 
Erica Brown, Claudia Willett, 
Gabby Rossetti, Melissa 
Benvenuto, Alyssa Perry, 
Caroline Patenaude, Danielle 
Zuber, Katie Centrella, Antigoni 
Sinanis, Meredith Blake, Katie 
Mahoney, Natalia Sullivan 

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Sidelines Simmons Voice Microcosm 




Literary Magazine 

Sack Row (L-R): Katie Poole, 
ennifer Riley, Alex Jette. Front (L- 
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Back Row (L-R): Catalina Rojo, Beth 
Maclin, Renee Frojo, Jessica Rudis, 
Kristin Pitts, Liz Hannigan. Front 
(L-R): Jen Rheaume, Kimberly Tran, 
Meredith Blake, Traci Farrell. Not 
Pictured: Hannah Morrow, Lucia 
Cordon, Christina Lenis, Nora Levy. 




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Front (L-R): Shelaigh Hyde, Danielle 
Pepin, Necy Lopes 




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Student Life 



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This year's Winter Wonderland, sponsored by the Class 
of 2011, featured Bartol Hall transformed into a winter 
paradise. Holiday spirit filled the air as a jazz band, 
festive decorations, and tasty treats delighted the 
attendees. All of Simmons College was welcome to enjoy 
ice sculptures, delicious, food, and gingerbread cookie 
making. Even President Scrimshaw and her husband 
joined the festivities! 

The Residence Campus Quad and Beacon St. Apartments 
were beautifully decorated for the season with themes 
ranging from the Oscars to snowflakes to the Winter 
Wonderland of Oz. 

Following the Winter Wonderland Festivities, community 
members headed over to Quadside Cafe for the annual 
Festival of Lights Celebration. In this celebration, 
members from Hillel, the Gospel Choir, and FOCUUS 
demonstrated their spiritual traditions in spoken word 
and song. The evening culminated in the awards 
ceremony for the Hall Decoration Contest. 

The winners were in first place Beacon Street, second 
place South Hall, and in third place Dix Hall. Each 
winning hall recieved Simmons Cup Points. 



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The 2008 annual Simmons College production of "The Vagina Monologues" 
featured performances by Simmons students, faculty, and staff. In addition to 
honoring Simmons "Vagina Warriors," 90% of funds raised by ticket sales 
were donated for the creation of a women's shelter in San Juan Del Sur, 
Nicaragua. The remaining ten percent of funds were donated to V-Day 
International, an organization that promotes programs and education to stop 
violence against women and girls. 

The performance featured two acts in C-103, divided by an intermission in the 
"G-Spot," which included free hors d'oeuvres, special vagina-themed 
"mocktails," a variety of merchandise, and tables of information on related 
organizations. 



The event was sponsored by Simmons College, The Office of Student Life and 
Activities, and The Women's Center. The 2008 Spotlight Piece was "Welcome 
to the Wetlands," a monologue about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. 




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Campus Activites Board 







The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the organization responsible for throwing some of the 
most well attended and exciting events on campus. They collaborate with the other campus 
activities boards of the Colleges of the Fenway (COF) to bring fun events to all the schools. 
Every year CAB attends the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) conference. 
This conference showcases fun acts and activities that are available to be brought onto campus. 

This year, CAB brought many great activities to campus, including a capella group Chapter 6, 
and two comedians. One of their annual events is Spring Week, which is co-sponsored through 
the COF. This includes the carnival that is held on the quad with lots of free food and give- 
aways. The other annual event is the Soiree. This elegant semi-formal event allows Simmons to 
get dressed up and have a good time. This year's Soiree was held at the Westin Copley and was 
a night of good fun, good music, and good friends. 

Tuesdays at Quadside are movie nights for CAB. This year they co-sponsored with OLA, BSO, 
the Pre-Med Liason, and other organizations for these nights. 



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Back Row (L-R): Nicole Britton, Erika 
Fields, Becky Jefferson, Michelle Vital 
(Staff Advisor), Maura McCormack. 
Front (L-R): Darcel Hunt, Juliana Ross, 
Katlyn Cavanaugh, Katie Burchman, 
Emily Carey. 




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A Special Thanks to '07 - '08 Staff 



Arnold Hall and North Hall: RD: Melissa Bert; RAs: Shavel Loungs, 

Nicole Field, Stephanie Cameron, Robert Foote 

Morse Hall: RD: Aimee Belanger; RAs:Chantel Adams, Kelsey Smith, 

Katie Taglieri, Sarah Leibovici 

Smith Hall: RD: Jessica Faulk; RAs: Danielle Zuber, Beth Maclin, 

Leah Maroni- Wagner 

Simmons Hall: RD: Liz Greenberg; RAs: Claire O'Connor, Kady Shea, 

Sarah Spurr, Helida Costa, Heidi Morin, Alyssa Noble 

Evans Hall and Back Bay Manor: RD: Cecile Gunn; RAs: Pati Fernandez, 

Kate Souza 

Mesick Hall: RD: Sarah Morrow; RAs: Angela Gillanza, France Belizaire, 

Liliana Carrasquillo, Jill Pollock 

Dix Hall: RD: Carolyn Ward; RAs: Ashley Kissam, Courtney Tyler, 

Shannan Farr 

South Hall: RD: Katie Lynk Wartman; RAs: Alyssa Arevalo, Ruta Miniotas, 

Grace McDonald 

Beacon Street: RD: Jen Doebler; RAs: Haley Frampton, Danielle O'Neill 





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Residence Life Staff 



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Res Life Rocks at Simmons 

The Office of Residence Life is designed to be a great addition to each student's 
social and academic experience. Members of the Residence Life staff live 
amongst the students in the dorms and provide the students with a welcoming 
and inclusive community through programming. Each year, students are able to 
grow personally and socially through the myriad of activities that Residence Life 
staff plans. It is the goal of the Office of Residence Life that each student will 
learn the definition of community and how they fit into one. 

The Office of Residence Life provides services, programs, and support through 
an extensive network of staff at Simmons College. The Residence Life staff is 
comprised of peer Residence Advisors, Residence Directors, the Director of 
Residence Life, two Assistant Directors, and an Assignment coordinator. This 
team collaborates to serve as liaisons, advocates, and mentors in almost all 
aspects of the Simmons experience. To ensure the optimal experience of each 
student, there are community standards that each resident is expectd to live by, 
and violations of these policies are heard by the Residence Campus Judicial 
Board. 

The Office of Residence Life at Simmons has achieved the perfect balance 
between socialization, support, and sanction, to create the best environment for 
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President Daria Frost, held two bakesales this year 
to fund additions to the Lounge. Additionally, they 
focused their attention on uncovering and 
addressing the needs of commuter students. With 
an Open Meeting for all commuters and follow-up 
appointments with the appropriate authorities, the 
CSO successfully handled accessibility concerns 
that many commuters often have with on-campus 
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Commuters are in the unique position of enjoying a Simmons education 
without the Residence Life experience. With some commuters travelling more 
than an hour each day, these ladies appreciate every moment spent on the 
academic campus. This year, the Commuter Student Organization worked 
relentlessly to make the Lounge an accomodating atmosphere. With the 
addition of a full-size refrigerator and storage units, the Commuter Student 
Lounge is truly home away from home for its users. 



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2007-2008 SIMMONS COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY 

North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week 

-Natalie West (October 1) 

-Austyn Joaquin (October 22) 

North Atlantic Conference All-Conference Team 

-Cammy Keiler (First Team) 

-Natalie West (Second Team) 

-Maggie Weeks (Honorable Mention) 

2007-2008 SIMMONS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 
AWARDS 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll 

-Lauren Kreckie (December 3) 

-Sarah Clayton (December 17) 

-Stephanie Fox (January 28) 

-Stephanie Fox (February 4) 

-Stephanie Fox (February 11) 

-Lauren Kreckie (February 1 8) 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Conference Team 

-Lauren Kreckie (Great Northeast Athletic Conference 
Third Team) 



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2007-2008 SIMMONS COLLEGE SOCCER AWARDS 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Week 

-Andrea Caldwell (October 22) 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week 

-Allie Megna (October 15) 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll 

-Brooke MacKenzie (September 17) 

-Brooke MacKenzie (September 24) 

-Allie Megna (October 8) 

-Sarah Daniel (October 15) 

-Rachel Elliott (October 15) 

-Allie Megna (October 22) 

-Rachel Elliott (October 29) 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Conference Team 

-Brook MacKenzie (First Team) 

-Andrea Caldwell (First Team) 

Academic 

-Sarah Daniel (ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 

Women s Soccer First Team) 

-National Soccer Coaches Association Team Award Winner; 

awarded to teams that posted a team grade point average of 

3.0 or higher 





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2007-2008 SIMMONS COLLEGE TENNIS AWARDS 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Week 

-Stacey Kohan (September 10) 

-Alex Yudelevich (October 29) 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week 

-Katy Hallinan (October 1) 

-Maile Macleod (October 29) 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll 

-Stacey Kohan (September 24) 

-Maile Macleod (October 15) 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Conference Team 

-Alex Yudelevich (First Team) 

-Alex Yudelevich (Player of the Year) 

-Kendra Currier (First Team) 

-Dominika Hudcova (Second Team) 

-Maile Macleod (Co-Rookie of the Year) 

Final Rankings 

-Finished season ranked 25th in the Northeast Region, 

according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (IT A) 

2007-2008 SIMMONS COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 
AWARDS 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week 

-Laura Mazerall (September 24) 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll 

-Laura Mazerall (September 17) 

-Dalia Cohen (October 15) 



2007-2008 SIMMONS COLLEGE SWIMMING AWARDS 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week 

-Brittany Torelli (November 4) 

-Keri-Ann Arsenault (December 3) 

-Kaitlyn Ellis (December 10) 

-Keri-Ann Arsenault (February 11) 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll 

- Keri-Ann Arsenault (November 19) 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Conference 
-Keri-Ann Arsenault (Great Northeast Athletic 

Conference Swimmer of the Year) 

-Doug Backlund (Great Northeast Athletic 

Conference Coach of the Year) 

Championships 

-2007-2008 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Champions 

-Finished 10th out of 22 teams at the New England 

Swimming and Diving Championships 

Great Northeast Athletic Conference Records 

- Keri-Ann Arsenault set a Great Northeast Athletic 
Conference Championship record in the 200-yard individual 
medley with a time of (2:24.09). 



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Peace 


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77 


Bennett 


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55 


Gordon 


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54 


Newbury 


67 


63 


Umass Dart. 


38 


52 


Roger Williams 


49 


70 


Tufts 


35 


73 


Fisher 


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31 


MIT 


47 


55 


Mitchell 


84 


52 


Brandeis 


32 


77 


Lasell 


42 


55 


St. Josephs 


51 


63 


Emmanuel 


56 


83 


Suffolk 


43 


56 


Albert Magnus 


68 


36 


Emerson 


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57 


Daniel Webster 


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49 


Pine Manor 


59 


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St. Joseph 


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Mt. Ida 


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82 


Johnson & Wales 66 


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Rivier 


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85 


Norwich 


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Us Them 

Westfield 123 152 

Elms 70 51 

Wheelock 75 46 

Regis Invite 2nd 

Wellesley 65 227 

Babson 116 116 
GNAC 1st 

St. Joseph 126 84 

Mt. Holyoke 154 125 

WNEC 135 114 

Regis 127 104 

Plymouth State 154 138 

New England 10th 
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SIMMONS COLLEGE CREW STATISTICS 
Textile River Regatta Lowell, Mass. 

N8+ Second Place 

V8+ First Place 

Open 4+ Second, 15th, 23rd 
October 
13 Sat. N.H. Championships Manchester, N.H. 

N4+ Second Place 

Open 4+ First Place 
N8+ First Place 

Open 8+ Fifth Place 
20-21 Sat./Sun. Head of the Charles Cambridge, Mass. 

Sat. Collegiate Fours Second Place (Silver Medal) 

Sun. Collegiate Eights 35th/44 teams 



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Sun. Smith, Wellesley Boston, MA 
Novice 8 First Place, 17:04.1 
2nd Novice 8 Sixth Place, 19:15.0 
2nd Varsity 8 Fourth Place, 17:08.5 
Varsity 8 Second Place, 15:40.7 



1 Sun. Textile Regatta Lowell, Mass. 

N8+ 3rd/4 teams 21:46.833 

Club 8+ 13th/16 teams 18:18.687 

Open 4+ 3rd/22 teams 19:02.206 
14 Sat. NH Championships Manchester, N.H. 

N8+ 7th/14teams 21:01.00 

Open 4+ 2nd/16teams 19:03.00 

Open 8+ 16th/18 teams 17:51.00 
21-22 Sat./Sun. Head of the Charles Cambridge, Mass. 
21 Collegiate 4 3rd/27 teams 20:52.769 
April 
1 Sat. Wellesley Boston, Mass. 

Varsity 8 1st/4 boats 7:29.28 

Novice 8 2nd/3 boats 8:22.00 
7 Sat. Clark Worcester, Mass. 



21 Sat. Radcliffe/MIT Boston, Mass. (Varsity 4+ Only) 
1st/3 boats 7:59.4 

22 Sun Brandeis Boston, Mass 
Lesley Full Results 
Wentworth 

Roger Williams 
28 Sat. Tufts Maiden, Mass. 
Smith Full Results 
Wellesley 




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This year's book was created from 
two continents, North America and 
Europe. Being an Editor from 3,000 
miles away, is not an easy feat. 

It would have failed if not for my 
wonderful and dedicated staff back 
in Boston. Not only did we have an 
amazing staff this year, we had a 
dedicated friend base. So many 
people who were not active 
members of the Microcosm 
contributed everything from photos 
and writing to moral support. 

I would also like to thank Susan, 
Tom, Caren, and Kari, with out 
your guidance I could never have 
done it. I want to especially thank 
Necy, our Managing Editor, for all 
the hours that she has put into the 
2008 Microcosm. Hugs! 



To the Class of 2008 I wish you the 
best of luck entering the 'real world' 
and I hope that you always keep a 
piece of Simmons in your heart. 



















Editor-in-Chief 

Samantha Furbush '09 

Staff Advisor 

Susan Chudd 

Managing Editor & 
Acting Editor-in-Chief 
Spring 2008 

Necy Lopes 10 

Business Manager 

Shelaigh Hyde 10 



Photography 

Editor: Samantha Furbush '09 

Staff: Samantha Furbush '09, Katie Poole 10, Necy 

Lopes 10, Danielle Pepin 10 

Non-Staff: Davor Photography, Kady Shea '08, Kaitie 

Chakoian '09, Kelly Coughlan '09, Simmons Theatrical 

Society, Scott /Ross Center, Jai-me Potter, Andrea 

Voccio 

Layout 

Editor: Samantha Furbush '09 
Staff: Samantha Furbush '09, Caitlyn 
Tengwall 11, Rachel Brady 10 



Copy 

Editor: Danielle Pepin 10 

Staff: Danielle Pepin 10, Nora Levy 10, Necy 

Lopes 10 

Non-Staff: Carley Caldas 10 



Representitives 
SGA: Shelaigh Hyde 10 



Close 

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Nicole Linstrum 



Congratulations Nicole!! 

Can't believe another chapter in your life is coming upon us. First graduation from St. Joseph 
School, then from Danbury High School, now from Simmons College. You have made us 
very proud of all your accomplishments through the years. Continue to strive for excellence 
and your future will be filled with success, love, and happiness. Our love and prayers will 
follow you as you embark in the next chapter of your life. 



With much love- 
Hugs & Kisses 

Mom, Dad & Teddy 




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Congrats 

Class of 

2008! 

Good Luck 



Morgan L. Allen 



Morgan, your determination 
and work ethic are an 
inspiration to us. We are so 
proud of you! 
Love Mom & Dad 




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Parent Messages 
Closing 





Merrill Maloney 


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Congratulations on your 

graduation from Simmons, we 

are so proud of your success. 

Best wishes as you continue to 

reach your dreams. 

Love, Mom, Dad and Ryan 








To Our Dear Sarah Ruth, 

You have always been a shining light in our lives. Your compassion and grace is felt by all 
who know you, and your graduation from Simmons College is just one measure of your work 
ethic. We love you immeasurably and our pride is bursting. Congratulations to you and the 
Class of 2008. 




Mom, Dad, Adam, & Jonathan 





Colleen Wiggins 



COLLEEN MARGARET WIGGINS 

We're gonna watch you shine 

We've watched you grow 

Gonna paint a sign 

So you'll always know 

As long as One and One is Two 

There could never be two parents 

Who love their daughter more than we love 

you 

Congratulations, Doodlebug 

We couldn't be more proud 

Love, Mom & Dad 



Margaret Foley 



Maggie, 

You've come a 
long way Baby! 

Congratulations ! 



Love, Dad, Mom & 
Cam 




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COF Spring Week 



The Colleges of the Fenway Spring Week took place April 12-19 and 
featured music, movies, and much more. Musical events included 
performances by COF groups, including the COF Chorus "Pop & A 
Capella Hits," at MCPHS, and the COF Orchestra at Emmanuel. A 
performance by singer /songwriter Nadine Zhar and a "Sushi and 
Spoken Word" performance at MassArt rounded out the musical 
offerings. 

Comedy was also abounded as the COF hosted comedian Elijah Paradiz 
at Wheelock and the Spring Week Comedy Show, featuring Rob Riggle 
and Seth Myers. Spring Week also included a movie night, featuring 
"National Treasure: Book of Secrets," shown at MCPHS. The week 
concluded with the Colleges of the Fenway Spring Carnival at Simmons 
and the COF Dance Project performance, "Dances in Time," at MassArt. 






Simmons' goal is "To position Simmons as an authority on women, education 
for the professions, leadership, and diversity," according to the Simmons 
College Strategic Plan. The Massachusetts Legislature granted the charter to 
incorporate Simmons Female College on May 24, 1899, with the goal of 
"teaching medicine, music, drawing, designing, telegraphy, and other branches 
of art, science, and industry best calculated to enable the scholars to acquire an 
independent livelihood," as stated in John Simmons' will. Simmons' 2007-2008 
Leadership Recognition Ceremony took place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 
2008 in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center. It recognized outstanding 
student leaders and their contributions to the community, celebrating 
Simmons' commitment to excellence and community involvement. 



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Wei Wong and Justine Pattantyus 

McCandless Leadership Award for Health 

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Natalie Moran 

Class of 2008 Leadership Award 

Laura Nelson 

Robert Rankin Award 

Alice Liao 

Charlotte Mae Morocco Award 

Pati Fernandez 

Daniel S. Cheever Leadership Award 

Emma Willmann 

Ruth H. Danielson Award 

Samantha Furbush 

Judith Botelho Community Service Award 

Carolyn Swanhall and Katherine Centrella 

Jennifer McKee Distinguished Student 
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The Simmons Cup began as the Spring tradition of Track Day (also referred to 
as Field Day) in 1911, and went through several incarnations as the events 
changed from Olympic-type events like shot-put, high jump, and javelin throw 
to today's dodgeball, tug-o-war, and "other old-school recess skills." This year's 
Simmons Cup took place on April 28th on the Residence Campus quad, 
followed by the now-traditional barbeque. Hall teams competed fiercely for 
possession of the Simmons Cup. This year's winner was Beacon Street! 
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Simmons students have traditionally had a close relationship with faculty 
members. The Senior /Faculty Banquet is the culminating celebration of the 
close relationship established between faculty and students during their time 
at Simmons. For many, it is a way to mark the end of their time at Simmons, 
but for others it is the beginning of a new and closer relationship with their 
mentors. It is one of the events students look forward to going to from 
freshman year on. The Banquet was held on April 30 in Bartol Hall. 




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The 96th May Day 



The first May Day at Simmons College was celebrated in May 1912. Originally, 
the sophomores who orchestrated the festivities, began the day by getting up 
early in the morning and hanging "May baskets" on the seniors' doors. Later the 
same morning (six o'clock), the sophomores would parade through the halls of 
the dormitories singing various traditional college songs to wake the seniors. The 
senior class president was crowned the "Queen of May" and she and her court 
were entertained by the sophomores dancing around a maypole. The festivities 
concluded with a breakfast of strawberry shortcake served out on the lawn. 

Today, the sophomores still celebrate May Day by waking up the seniors at 6 in 
the morning, but not with songs, but pots and pans. Then everyone heads to 
Bartol for a special strawberry breakfast and then end the morning on the quad 
with the sophomores dancing around the maypole. 





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Senior Week 
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During the early years, Simmons' traditions 
included such events as the Faculty-Student 
Baseball Game, Freshman Frolic, Founder's Day, 
Ghost Walk, Hobo Party, Junior-Freshman 
Wedding, May Day, Olde English Dinner, Step- 
Singing, and Student Government Party. 

Today, much of the excitement is focused on 
Senior Week Events, which include the 
Commencement Ball, the Pub Crawl, Tours of 
Fenway Park, and the Senior /Alumnae Wine and 
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Simmons College held its first commencement at nearby Jordan Hall in June 1906. Bachelor of 
Science degrees were conferred on thirty-two candidates, and certificates were awarded to more 
than one hundred students completing one-year programs. Immediately following, the newly 
graduated members of the Class of 1906 formed the Alumnae Association. 

The Simmons College Commencement for the class of 2008 took place on May 17 at the Bayside 
Expo Center. In attendance were graduates and family members of the Undergraduate College, 
College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies, Graduate School of Library and Information 
Science, School for Health Studies, School of Management, and School of Social Work. 
Following the Undergraduate Commencement, each graduate school performed its own 
commencement ceremony presided over by the deans and faculty. The keynote speaker was 
Bianca Jagger. 



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